Judge Advocate - Ellis Bent : Letter and Diaries 1810-1811 Paperback
Edited by Paula Jane Byrne
Ellis Bent was the son of a London merchant trading to the West Indies.
He was appointed Judge Advocate to the colony of New South Wales in 1809 and travelled with Governor Macquarie and the 73rd Regiment on board the Dromedary troop ship to the colony. On board ship he kept a journal, wrote sketches of Porto Praya, Madeira and Rio de Janeiro, and was careful to copy all letters he sent to his family.
He also wrote from the Cape of Good Hope and from New South Wales until 1811. Ellis Bent has a merchant's eye for detail and these documents give us a remarkable insight into the manners, customs and power play of the early nineteenth century including the customs of sea faring ships.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 150 pages
- Publisher: Federation Press
- Publication Date: 30/04/2012
- Category: Diaries, letters & journals
- ISBN: 9781876861100